Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Before Trump Brought Politics Into Football, He Made Politics Into Football


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The president and the league he is criticizing have a lot in common.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Narrate a Scene From ‘Battle of the Sexes’


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The directors discuss a sequence from their film featuring Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

‘Lego Ninjago’ Fizzles, Leaving ‘Kingsman’ Sequel a Soft No. 1


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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” collected $39 million in North America, a bit less than expected. “Ninjago” marked a new low for the Lego movie series.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love


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Artists’ odes to favorite films are increasingly valuable. It’s “like a Keith Haring knockoff becoming more popular than the original,” an expert says.

Review: ‘The Force’ Follows the Oakland Police From Crisis to Crisis


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For his documentary “The Force,” Peter Nicks tracked the crisis-riddled department for two years.

Going Local: Is It Possible, as a Foreigner, to Experience a Country as Its People Do?


By SUZY HANSEN via NYT Magazine
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Authenticity in travel has become an increasingly implausible endeavor.

Review: A Sweet Immigrant Story in ‘The Tiger Hunter’


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It’s 1979 and one aspiring engineer is ready for America and to win over his childhood sweetheart.

Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints van Gogh in His Own Images


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An innovative biopic explores the Dutch painter’s last days, with the people he rendered on canvas being brought to uncanny life.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Trailer: In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson Returns to Animation


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
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Using the stop-motion technique, the movie features a starry voice cast that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson.

Review: Lady Gaga Unplugged, Sort Of, in ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’


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This documentary depicts Lady Gaga as a disciplined, accomplished performer, but one who inhabits a peculiar isolation despite her fame.

Review: Advantage, Bobby, but Game, Set, Match, Billie Jean in ‘Battle of the Sexes’


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Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King and Steve Carell plays Bobby Riggs in a movie about the 1973 tennis match that became a referendum on equality.

Review: ‘Unrest,’ a Personal Account of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


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In this film, Jennifer Brea describes her life that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome hijacked.

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Stronger’ Loses His Legs in the Boston Bombing


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
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With raw emotion, David Gordon Green’s “Stronger” tells the true tale of Jeff Bauman, catastrophically injured as he watched the 2013 marathon.

Review: ‘The King’s Choice’ Depicts Norway’s Entry Into World War II


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The movie sluggishly charts how the ceremonial king acquired real negotiating power during a crisis.

Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ a Royal Friendship in a Nest of Vipers


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“Victoria and Abdul” sees a queen in a life-changing relationship with a Muslim Indian man.

The Voyages Issue: How Do Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations?


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Photo essays from around the world by Joakim Eskildsen, Moises Saman, Sim Chi Yin, Mark Neville, Mamadi Doumbouya, Massimo Vitali, Newsha Tavakolian, Justine Kurland and Christopher Anderson.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review: Grieving Among the Redwoods in a Pretty but Dull ‘Woodshock’


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Kirsten Dunst stars in the hallucinatory first feature from the founders of Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

Hating ‘Mother!’: Readers Speak Out


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After Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky offered their explanation of the film, you offered your verdict. Thumbs down doesn’t even begin to describe it.

She’ll Be Back ... but What Will Linda Hamilton’s New ‘Terminator’ Be Like?


By NICHOLAS BARBER via NYT Movies
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James Cameron is breaking new ground by bringing the action heroine back: Older, wiser, tougher and crazier.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Making ‘Mother!,’ the Year’s Most Divisive Film


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Is it the most confusing movie of 2017 or merely the most provocative? Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem explain the movie.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton: Fully Inhabiting Scenes, Not Stealing Them


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In his long career, the actor became a cult figure and an emblem of cool in films as distinct as “Alien” and “Paris, Texas.”

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins Top Prize at Toronto


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The dark comic drama starring Frances McDormand took the people’s choice award. The documentary winner was the Agnes Varda-JR film “Faces Places.”

‘It’ Stays No. 1, as ‘Mother!’ Curdles


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Amid horror film gridlock, “Mother!” becomes the latest misfire for Paramount. But CBS and Lionsgate scores with “American Assassin.”